Software Asset Management (SAM) Demo Dashboard

From a technological Software Asset Management (SAM) perspective, data collection is not only about software discovery and license management. With on-premises software, companies face a considerable risk of being under-licensed. With the introduction of online services and browser-based applications you need to control and monitor the actual usage to avoid over-licensing. An appropriate platform with a central database is essential.

At the heart of our Managed SAM Services is USU License Management (SmartTrack) as your Data Platform, provided by our trusted partner USU Technologies, formerly known as Aspera.

In reporting, we connect a vast collection of high-quality data and develop the reports for the respective target groups within your company. We provide you with reports, analyses, and in-depth recommendations. On top, we empower you to use the self-service functionalities. Through our powerful dashboards you get exactly the information you need.

Find a preview of the USU Demo Dashboard here: https://media.usu.com/en-us/usu-software-asset-management-demo-dashboard-schneiderit.

Please contact us for more information and a live demo of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services.

Online Services Optimization

Software as a Service (SaaS) and online services provide many benefits like cost and time saving potential, scalability, accessibility, and compatibility. From a licensing perspective they add complexity to your software asset management, and it is important to manage them transparently.

USU’s quick guide gives you expert tips about how to:

  • identify your users and account owners
  • monitor your account activity
  • diversify your data sources.

With the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services, we

  • actively manage your whole software portfolio including SaaS and online services
  • deeply analyze your environment to save your money
  • detect unused software and online services to reduce your software spending
  • optimize your license portfolio and enable the re-assignment of licenses to avoid overspend
  • uncover redundant services from different vendors with our cross-vendor analysis.

To download the USU quick guide about the optimization of your SaaS licenses, please visit: https://media.usu.com/en-us/quick-guide-to-optimizing-your-saas-licenses-schneiderit

Please contact us for more information and a demo of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services.

Business Aligned Software Asset Management (SAM)

Engaging stakeholders is the key to a successful SAM strategy. Create awareness by involving them in your SAM activities to reduce risks, costs and compliance errors, while increasing speed and efficiency.

In USU’s recent white paper, you will learn how to build relationships and secure the stakeholders’ support, as well as how to keep them engaged in the long-term process.

This white paper explains:

  • Why working with stakeholders is essential for a complete SAM picture
  • When to get stakeholders involved in your SAM initiative
  • How to build relationships with stakeholders and secure their support
  • How to keep stakeholders engaged with SAM in the long term

With the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services, we always look at the global picture. We identify the individual stakeholders within your organization and precisely define the Roles and Responsibilities. While we actively manage your software assets, we significantly reduce your effort and align your SAM goals to your business goals.

We provide you with reports, analyses, and in-depth recommendations tailored to every group of stakeholders within your company. Through our powerful dashboards you get exactly the information you need.

To download the USU white paper about the importance of stakeholder engagement in SAM, please visit: https://media.usu.com/en-us/business-aligned-sam-schneiderit

Please contact us for more information and a demo of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services.

Challenges of Software Asset Management (SAM)

Software Asset Management (SAM) is becoming more important for every company. In the past, SAM mostly focused on counting licenses and entitlements. Now, as companies rely on Online Services and hybrid licensing scenarios, SAM is way more complex than ever before. And the pandemic with remote work scenarios even adds complexity to this topic.

Read how USU summarizes the foundations and challenges of modern SAM in the following white paper. It demonstrates how Managed SAM Services can leverage your SAM efficiency.

To meet these present and coming challenges, SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT provides you with Managed SAM Services. Our highly skilled Licensing and SAM Experts are very experienced in managing the software environments of our customers. Our holistic approach is based on the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT SAM Framework and combines organizational, technological, and contractual aspects of SAM.

We are dedicated to save costs and time and to enable you to gain transparency and control. Rely on our Managed SAM Services to receive the freedom to focus on your core business.

To download the USU white paper about the foundations of modern SAM, please visit: https://media.usu.com/en-us/foundations-of-software-asset-management-schneiderit

Please contact us for more information and a demo of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Managed SAM Services.

USU – Software Asset Management Program Guide

Software Asset Management (SAM) cuts costs, saves time, and reduces legal and financial risks. If you are looking to get a SAM program going, the following USU Software Asset Management Program Guide will give you an overview of how to launch SAM.

This guide demonstrates the importance and impact of SAM. Also, it shows the complexity and the necessary effort behind SAM. The guide shows all the things that you need to do. Internal SAM is a full-time job, which you cannot just do on the side.

With our Managed SAM Services, we take care of your complete SAM. We actively manage the entire SAM topic for you, so that you have minimal effort at clearly defined costs with a guarantee of success.

Download the USU Software Asset Management Program Guide here: https://media.usu.com/en-us/software-asset-management-program-guide-schneiderit.

USU’s innovative SAM solution for SAP Digital Access

Effective March 15, 2021, USU Software Asset Management (SAM) includes powerful features for estimating SAP Digital Access as the SAM industry’s first solution to do so.

Software Asset Management (SAM) is the business strategy for maximizing savings and assuring compliance by actively controlling and automating the purchase, utilization, and deployment of software licenses and Online Services.

The solution simulates the logic of SAP’s own Digital Access Estimation Tool to produce a comparable analysis and accurately predict the number of document licenses required as part of Digital Access. With the results of all systems on one console, you get full visibility into how many digital documents were created by whom in Digital Core. USU Software Asset Management considers important factors in the calculation, such as the exclusion of non-chargeable financial follow-up documents, something that SAP’s own tool was previously unable to do.

SAP customers must decide between two SAP licensing models: switching to Digital Access, which charges per digital document, or sticking to Indirect Access, which charges for third-party use of SAP data. The USU Software Asset Management solution provides an automated way to find out which model offers the more favorable conditions for reducing and avoiding costs.

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses USU software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For the announcement, please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/company/press/usu-announces-industrys-first-solution-to-analyze-sapr-digital-access-excluding-subsequent-documents/.

For additional information on SAP Digital Access, please visit: https://blog.usu.com/en-us/shedding-light-on-digital-access.

For an informational sheet on SAP Digital Access adoption, please visit: https://news.sap.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/DA_Offer_External-Master_V11_050619.pdf.

USU earns License Management Certification for Oracle Databases from ITAM Review

Effective March 4, 2021, USU (formerly Aspera), leading specialists in Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, are being internationally recognized with ITAM Review’s “Certification for Management of Oracle Database Licenses”.

ITAM Review is the industry’s leading analyst and provides a global community for IT Asset Management (ITAM), SAM and licensing professionals. The certification primarily assists in qualitatively assessing Oracle license management tools. This ensures Oracle customers that the certified solution has the functionality required to manage Oracle licenses in an optimal way.

The USU Oracle solution for SAM enables customers to gain visibility into their licenses and minimize their licensing costs, even in complex database environments. The solution uses Oracle-verified methods for data collection and delivers intelligent reporting for optimized license management.

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses this USU software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For the announcement, please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/company/press/usu-certified-for-oracle-database-license-management-by-itam-review/.

For an overview of USU Software Asset Management (SAM), please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/solutions/usu-software-asset-management/.

Aspera is now USU

Effective January 28, 2021, USU subsidiary Aspera now operates under the single brand name, USU. Aspera is a highly specialized provider of software asset management solutions.

USU is the global leading software and service provider for IT and customer service solutions. By merging its five independent divisions and subsidiaries into a single global brand, USU combines employee know-how, technology and partner expertise within a networked service ecosystem.

With the brand update to USU, the customer’s contacts or account manager remain the same. Aspera’s product and solution portfolio will remain the same and be further developed as planned by the existing product, development, and consulting teams under the USU brand.

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT and USU remain close partners in providing their customers with the optimal Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions. SAM is the business strategy for maximizing savings and assuring compliance by actively controlling the purchase, utilization, and deployment of software licenses and Online Services (OLS).

The SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service uses USU (formerly Aspera) software and is the sophisticated and efficient method, which guides you step-by-step to your optimal SAM implementation.

Feel free to contact us for further information on how to make use of the SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT Framework SAM Managed Service for considerable budget savings and your optimal licensing portfolio.

For an overview of USU Software Asset Management (SAM), please visit: https://www.usu.com/en-us/solutions/usu-software-asset-management/.

For more information on Aspera becoming USU, you may also consider registering for this webinar: https://media.usu.com/en-us/event/webinar-aspera-becomes-usu.